Sit down. Eat slowly. Enjoy.

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is one of the Beck Skills that is going to be hard for me. I do have a habit of standing to eat. I understand why this is something I should do...I agree it is a worthwhile habit to learn. But, it is going to take quite a while for me. Old habits die hard. Also, there are times when sitting doesn't work any "magic."

Today for example...I stood over the sink and ate one boiled egg for breakfast. It was low carb, low calorie and totally on plan. I just like to salt it and eat it over the sink so it doesn't leave a mess to clean up. Later when the kids came home from school I sat on the couch mindlessly munching Apple Jacks that were my 9 year olds snack not mine. Not on plan. Not low carb. AND, worst of all was that quantity was more than a serving; maybe even closer to two servings.

I read a section of the book last night that was discussing rebellious teen attitudes toward eating. I really don't think I have an inner rebellious teen though. I have inner BRAT that just doesn't feel like eating chicken and broccoli sometimes. I have this thing where I say "Well, today IS my high carb day. Apple Jacks are high carb, right?" Well, yeah technically right but, they are junk sugar carbs and not exaclty the kind of carbs I am supposed to be eating . Oh Well. Moving On. It's done and over. Back on Track. I am learning more Beck Skills every day. See what I did there?
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    1609 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I've been using this sit-down-enjoy habit for four years. (I actually never went on the to calorie counting, but still lost 40 lbs.) I've found I can never enjoy food the same way when I am standing up. The feeling is always that I have to rush a bit when I'm standing. Fearing making a mess is usually a recipe for eating too fast. It really is worth it to keep at this habit. It takes about six months to get really good at it. It will change your life.
    1612 days ago
    Nice attitude. Let it go and move forward.

    1613 days ago
    Being aware is a great start. Keep up the good work!
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